Basic ingredients: Local chef Hilary Finney (right) runs this neat school from her home/B&B in the pretty village of Stillingfleet, five miles south of York. There are about six classes a month, including a weekend residential course, on a range of themes from Orient and Spice to One for the Boys. Classes are based around a shared marble table and at £90 per person for a day course offer particularly good value.
They say: We want to give you confidence and inspire you to adapt recipes to suit your life style. Food is about sharing and recipes shouldn’t be longwinded with dozens of ingredients. I have recipes that are only three lines long. Our courses embody simply cooked food served with style.
We say: Hilary runs a lovely cottage industry from her adapted kitchen that includes catering, ready-meals and regular recipe spots on local radio.
01904 720933 or 07889 808749; www.harmonyhousecookeryschool.co.uk